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      We’re still doing this?  Absolutely!  Despite all the compelling reasons to just let everyone go home and enjoy and extended offseason, this is not an option.  The games must be played, and therefore we the long-suffering fans will feel compelled to watch.  Even games no reasonable football fan would choose to watch like, for example, today’s Redskins Jets game.   

      Today’s convergence of sadness features the 30th ranked scoring offense (Jets 14.4 ppg) versus the 32nd (Redskins 12.0 ppg).  The first team to 15 wins!  With no playoff aspirations the compelling story lines for this game are largely limited to watching young players (hopefully) develop.  Dwayne Haskins gets his first home start and Derrius Guice is back from injury.   
      My, reasonable, goals for today’s game:  
      1- Score a touchdown 
      2- Score more than 17 points.   
      3- Haskins throws for 200 yards or more with no interceptions  
      4- Guice runs the ball at least 10 times and finishes at 3.5 yards per carry and healthy.  
      Hoping for a win at this point feels like setting myself up for disappointment, so I’m happy to settle for an entertaining loss.  
      Special thanks to @pez for some excellent Guinness beef stew.  If you absolutely have to stand in a frozen parking lot at 9am, the best place to do it is at the Extremeskins Tailgate with Pez and @Huly.  Great fans, great people. 
      The Redskins have declared for the following players as inactive: 
      Paul Richardson  
      Colt McCoy 
      Deshazor Everett 
      Chris Thompson  
      Ross Pierschbacher 
      Vernon Davis  
      Tim Settle  
      The Jets declared the following players as inactive  
      Nate Hairston  
      Darryl Roberts  
      Paul Worrilow 
      Matthias Farley  
      CJ Mosley  
      Jordan Willis  
      Leo Koloamatangi 
      1st Quarter - Redskins 0 - 6 Jets
      If you wanted to sit in the cold and watch a football game with some Jets fans at FedEx, but were worried that there were not enough seats available, I have good news.  There’s plenty of space available, so come on down and prove you’re a real fan by sitting though this in person.
      Jets dominated the 1st quarter even though they only scored 6 points.  The reason being that Washington managed only 13 yards of offense and a single first down.  
      Question: Is it still a check down pass if the QB never looks at anyone else?
      2nd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      The Jets have achieved an insurmountable 13 point lead early in the 2nd quarter.  All hope is lost.

      Is there a more perfect example of the Redskins offense than their first scoring drive in the 2nd quarter?  Interception gives the Redskins the ball on the Jets 16 yard line.  They proceed to march 10 yards backwards before kicking a field goal from the Jets 26.  It's perfect.  Two or three more field goals we can call it a day. 

      The Jets score again and if feels like they are are just piling on at this point.  Three touchdowns in the first half for them, just three points for the redskins.  Our streak of no touchdowns has now extended to 15 quarters. 
      3rd Quarter - Redskins 3 - 20 Jets
      There is a spider slowly descending from the ceiling in the press box and it's the most interesting thing that's happened during the third quarter of this game. 
      I have decided to allow the spider to live, provided it does not touch me.  I'm off to get some more caffeine. 

      4th Quarter - Redskins 17 - 34 Jets
      The first wave of Redskins fans, the few that are here, started streaming towards the exits after that 4th Jets touchdown.  As if the Jets didn't have this game wrapped up in the 2nd quarter. 
      Jet have now more than doubled their average points per game and have matched their season high of 34 points (and they missed two field goals in this game). 
      TOUCHDOWN REDSKINS!  THE DROUGHT IT OVER!  Guice took a short pass from Haskins  all the way to the house.  2 point conversion is successful on a pass from Haskins to Quinn. 
      The Redskins score another touchdown!  This feels like an embarrassment of riches, even if we are still certain to lose this game. 
      End of Game.
      Let's review those reasonable goals I mentioned earlier:
      1- Success.
      2- Close enough, I'm counting it
      3- Haskins did throw for over 200, but unfortunately did have an interception. 
      4- Guice was not given the opportunity to run the ball ten times today.  He did however score on a 45 yard TD pass and finish the game healthy.  I'll take it.
      Even though the Redskins lost, it was good to see the offense show some faint signs of life and end the streak of games without a TD.  The team looked competitive for much of the second half, and perhaps they could have made this a fun game if they carried that same energy throughout.  It was good to see Guice and Mclaurin show out today.  I think both of them have a future with this team that I look forward to seeing. 


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Diaz (T)KO (Punches) Round 4

Werdum SUB (Kimura) Round 2

Koscheck DEC (Unanimous) Round 3

Barao SUB (Rear Naked Choke) Round 2

---------- Post added February-4th-2012 at 07:17 PM ----------

wow karate kick KO to start out facebook prelims.

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I'm so pumped for the fight tonight, yet have no guaranteed why to watch it. Hoping to be able to be around and find something. Almost thinking of waiting and downloading in the morning. I'm expecting this to be one the best fights I've seen which means I will surely be let down...

I think Diaz shows he is a class ahead tonight. I'm a total homer here though. I love Condit, I just really think Diaz is in mid stride and it will take the very best to put a stop to his run. Diaz by sub after dropping Condit with body head combos.

Werdum-Nelson is real interesting. I think Nelson is JJ savy enough to stay out of a sub so I think he wins a decision.

Kos rides one out too.

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one of the worst accidental low blows I have seen from a kick. might stop the fight.

edit: he looks good to go now but right after he was rolling around the octagon.

---------- Post added February-4th-2012 at 09:13 PM ----------

aw man another nutshot just as bad.

Edited by Patrick86L

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One of my HS football coaches had the cure for nutshots. Dude needs to sit indian style, extend his arms out to the side. And have someone lift from under his arms and bounce him up and down on his butt. You'll be good to go. It worked for us. :ols:

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Sucks that firstrow went down.


There's always sunshine on the other side of the pond.

(My best TK impression.)

Edited by STBonecrusher21

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New intro gets a thumbs up by me, the walls breaking apart is a little cheesy, but I still like it.

I was hoping they were getting rid of the nu metal intro song as well.

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first row sucks. Constant ad in the circle for me. Tried 3 links. Also supper choppy, but that is probably just my crappy work connection.

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I've got a decent stream off of firstrow right now. No complaints what so ever.

And an ad blocker takes care of those annoying ads.

Edited by Slacky McSlackAss

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link 1 started lagging for me but link 2 is working fine for me now. exit out the ads then put it on fullscreen so u don't see them pop up.

Edited by Patrick86L

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Barao looks really sharp in all areas, love his jab. He has good reach for the division and he uses it well. Surprised at his takedown defense, didn't know it was that good.

---------- Post added February-4th-2012 at 10:54 PM ----------

Barao has to fix that gas tank by the time he gets his title shot, which could be his next fight.

---------- Post added February-4th-2012 at 11:14 PM ----------

GSP ruined Koshceck, he doesn't react well to punches anymore.

K-1 Koscheck is in the building, the one who forgets he once won a national championship in wrestling.

Edited by StillUnknown

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